Jack Austin Clark
Jack A. Clark was born on January 7, 1931 in Salt lake City, Utah. He was the youngest son of Fred and Fern (Wallace) Clark. He passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the age of 82 of natural causes with his family/friends around him.
Dad spent his first 19 years of life in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Granite High School in 1950. He loved all sports and while in high school he lettered in football and basketball. While attending West Minister College in Salt Lake City Dad was drafted into the Army. He immediately went and joined the Air Force (as he said) "before the Army could get him." He then spent the next 40 years in the Air Force and the Idaho Air National Guard dedicating his life to his country which he never regretted. He was the lead recruiter for the Idaho Air National Guard. He had recruited 1,100 members at the time of his retirement. He was the most senior recruiter in the nation.
Dad loved the great outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He loved being with his family and friends. He was also a member of the Horseshoe Bend American Legion.
Dad is survived by his daughter Lesli Guches; his two sons Larry Clark and Greg Clark; six grandchildren: Nicki, Heather, Brian, Haley, Skye and Austin; one great-granddaughter Kiele; his very good friend and companion Evelyn and his little dog "Buddy". He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Wally.
We want to thank all of the C.N.A.'s and nurses at Caldwell Care Center for the loving care that they gave to our dad during his stay there. We want to give special thanks to our Aunt Barb, Ric, Leanne and Terri for the emotional support that all of you gave to us through Dad's illness. Also, we want to give thanks to Tami, Brian, Celeste, Evelyn and Jo for helping with the daily care of Dad once we got him home.
Dad will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Notification of the service time and place will be sent. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave 7th fl. New York, New York, 10001 in our Dad's memory.